Tell Your Unwanted Fat to Chill Out

CoolSculpting® has taken the aesthetic world by storm. Maybe not on the same level as Botox, but it has been big. Why? Removing 20% of the fat in an area, without any incisions or downtime is a big deal. And people want to do it.

Still, despite having heard about CoolSculpting® there are some misperceptions about what it entails and what can be achieved. So, the team at Northcoast Laser wants to give you a little primer on the procedure. Let’s call it CoolSculpting® 101.

What is CoolSculpting®?

coolsculptingCoolSculpting® and liposuction both have the same bad intentions when it comes to unwanted pockets of fat — they want to make that fat sleep with the fishes, so to speak. This is fat in areas that just doesn’t respond to changes in diet or exercise. The abdomen is the poster child for these pockets of unwanted fat. The difference between CoolSculpting® and liposuction is that CoolSculpting is a procedure that gets rid of stubborn fat effectively and safely without surgery. It is FDA approved for removing fat through cooling.

The concept came out of the academic world. Two Harvard scientists were doing a study where kids ate lots of popsicles, and they noticed that the kids that ate more popsicles seemed to develop dimples in their cheeks. They theorized that the fat cells in the cheeks were dying from the cold temperatures, creating the leaner, dimpled cheeks. They were right.

They then decided to see if the same principle would apply to fat in other areas of the human body. The result was CoolSculpting®, which uses controlled cooling (cryolipolysis) to target and kill fat cells. It was the discovery that fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than surrounding tissue cells that was key. It allows these cells to be precisely targeted with the correct temperature to freeze them, but leaving adjacent cells unharmed. Those fat cells get the deep freeze treatment, kind of like a meat locker in North Jersey, and die. Over the next few weeks the dead fat cells are eliminated naturally by the body.

The procedure is simple and pain-free

At Northcoast Laser, we customize your CoolSculpting® treatments to the areas you want addressed. Once we settle on the areas you want to target, we position the device on those areas and it delivers controlled cooling into the skin. The procedure is simple — you can read, listen to music, check email, even take a nap during your session. CoolSculpting is totally non-invasive, so you can return to your normal routine immediately.

The results will be as pleasing as you’ve imagined. Over the next few weeks to months after your CoolSculpting procedure, your body will naturally eliminate the dead fat cells, and once they are gone these cells are gone for good. CoolSculpting results are permanent. Patients experience a 20% decrease in fat cells in the treatment sites.

Are you ready to tell your unwanted fat to “chill?” Call Northcoast Laser Cosmetics at 440-NEW-FACE and let’s talk about CoolSculpting®.

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